In our Mt Sterling practice, it isn't unusual for us to see patients struggling with sciatica pain, and Dr. Tolson has helped many of them recover with chiropractic. What makes chiropractic care so useful to those who suffer with sciatica? First off, it reduces their time of recovery and a Norwegian research study confirms it.
In the article, which took place in a Norwegian hospital's orthopedic department, the authors looked at 44 patients who had sudden low back pain that was diagnosed as acute sciatica. The individuals were all treated by a chiropractor, with the average follow-up being two years after treatment.
The researchers discovered that all but two patients went back to their jobs after receiving chiropractic adjustments, which is a 95% success rate. Furthermore, the average length of time that the individuals spent off work "was reduced by two thirds as compared with that associated with conventional medical treatment."
Given the fact that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 170,450 days of work were missed in 2013 due to employees dealing with back or spine-related issues, that is nearly 112,500 work days that could potentially be recovered each and every year solely by receiving chiropractic care. Not only would that increase productivity, but it might also decrease costs to businesses and workers from lost work.
If you live in Mt Sterling and you suffer with sciatica pain, Dr. Tolson is here to help. Give us a call at (859) 499-1009 and we'll work with you to find the root cause of your sciatica and get you back on the road to health.
Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30(2):135-139.